Catholic Church Influence

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People today look at the Catholic church mainly as a the leader of parts of Europe especially Vatican City, this is because of its main focal point on politics and the way things are handled, within the church. Many Catholics today argue that the Catholic church still has too much power over the people due to the popularity of the religion. Because of this the Catholic church has lots of support when making decisions involving politics yet often receives lots of criticism as well. This tends to be useful in some situations yet backfire in other situations. For example, in June of 1974 the Catholic church released its standpoint on abortion saying that “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From …show more content…
It was at this time that the church first began it’s political views on everything, because of how much support it gained after the schism. If it weren’t for the East-West Schism “The Roman Catholic Church” would not be as politically involved as it is today, because of how much power the schism brought to the church, and basically gave to the Pope. “Among the saints, the Church venerates many men and women who served God through their generous commitment to politics and government. Among these, Saint Thomas More, who was proclaimed Patron of Statesmen and Politicians, gave witness by his martyrdom to the inalienable dignity of the human conscience.” Many people of the church from back in the Medieval times believed that the people who have become one with God as saints are known as the most important political leaders. This is mainly because of how much support they get from the people of the …show more content…
A human 's right to live is known to be a right not a privilege thus the reasoning for Catholic church to put so much emphasis on it using its power in politics. The power of politics has been used in the Catholic church since the beginning of its existence. Its power would not be available if it were not for the East-West Schism because of the amount of support and followers the religion gained during this time period thus causing for the church to be a main political figure in the world of politics. The catholic church’s political power is known to affect the lives of people around the world because of how many followers of the catholic religion there are. Because of how well respected the church is, its political views on any matter are seen to be very important and knowledgeable remarks. This is because of the church 's history of handling political issues well, causing for its political views on matters to be seen as rules of the Catholic faith thus making its political views to be the main focal point of the church in the eyes of a non-catholic, yet not in the eyes of a follower of the

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